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Comedy Central
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am PST
) jessica, all last year the concern about obama in his second term was going to be that he's going to go full on like socialist black panther one world government. now he appears to have gone more season one of mad men. what's happening? >> john, people forget, president obama is also half white. everybody was was so focused on black obama and all the black stuff he did in his first term. obama care, food stamp. they completely forgot about white obama who has been in there biding his time. just waiting to take this country back and restore the traditional america this black obama has worked so hard to destroy. >> jon: wow. exactly jon: i got so say, white obama has been playing a long game >> jon, you know, white obama has always been there making the occasional appearance. on vacation. on weekends. i mean, you're not going to catch a brother wearing those jeans and a bike helmet on a ten speed with cross trainers on. >> jon: that white obama is pretty white. >> the whitest. jon: so if white obama is 50% and black obama is 50%... >> well he's not quite like that, okay. according to the
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
/lehrer productions >> brown: in the final news conference of his first term, president obama said he will not negotiate with congressional republicans on raising the nation's debt ceiling. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we'll examine what the president said about tackling the government deficit and reducing gun violence. >> brown: then, we turn to the west african nation of mali, where french troops have launched air strikes on islamic militants. three jihaddist groups now deemed a clear and present danger to the capital and beyond, a threat to africa and europe. >> woodruff: margaret warner has the story of the suicide of a young internet wizard who was facing federal charges for hacking and distributing online data he thought should be made public. >> brown: ray suarez updates the changes in cuba, where travel restrictions were eased today for citizens hoping to come and go. >> it is still one of the most repressive places in terms of its human rights record but we welcome any liberalization. we hope that will turn out
LINKTV
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
security janet napolitano will remain in her post for obama's second term according to white house officials. napolitano's and who prefers to serve as arizona governor, has been criticized by immigrant rights advocates for presiding over a record number of deportations in the 2012 fiscal year. in a statement, a representative from the national day labor organizing network said -- the news napolitano's staying on comes as the obama administration is said to be preparing to unveil a new push for immigration reform in the coming months. federal prosecutors have dropped the charges against the computer programmer and cyber activist aaron swartz following his suicide on friday at the age of 26. in an e-mail to the boston globe, his attorney wrote the dismissal was "too little too late," saying it "would have been welcome this time last week." iran supports was facing up to 35 years in prison for sneaking into the massachusetts institute of technology and downloading millions of articles provided by the non-profit research service jstor. his family says prosecutors are partially to blame
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm EST
immigration reform his first term. will president obama second be any different? turning me now, congressman bob good lad, chairman of the house judiciary committee which oversees immigration reform. okay. congressman, we have a list of things that apparently the president wants to push for, one requiring businesses to verify new employees in the country legally. two, create a guest worker program of low-wage immigrants and three, make immigrants seeking legal status pay fines and back taxes. can you support any of that? >> oh, all of that is well worth looking at very carefully, and that is exactly what we will do. republicans in the house are very enthused about doing immigration reform this year as well. how much we can do will depend upon how much we can find in common with our friends over in the senate and with the white house and our colleagues here in the house. gerri: congressman, what i ask you was to mckinney's support those three specific ideas? >> those threes the severe ideas are all things tht if done correctly we can find a way to support some of them. obviously
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
conservative media and so they got a term of barack obama and then second term. would you rather have someone conservative enough or rather have someone 's completely conservative and lose the election. >>> know of three guys think going about running and beaten obama and didn't because they felt the party was too far right. mitch daniel, jeb bush and chris christie. all three of them looked at what was going on at the end of 2011 and said, really, do i want to get in the middle of a fight with guys like herman cain and possibly sarah palin? am i really going to engage in that type of debate? so it's not just the people we had out there, arianna, that really just shattered the republican brand at the primary process, it's the strong leaders that stayed away because of their fear of being dragged down into a mud pit. >> also those we don't know about, people staying away from politics simply because they don't want to be dragged into what politics has become. also the issues they picked. debating contraception in 2012 was not going to be a winning issue. they had a winning issue, the fate of t
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
left until washington plays host to president obama's second-term inauguration. the preparations on the west front of the capitol building are well under way, getting set for the president, hundreds of distinguished guests, and a huge crowd. celebrities will star at a series of special events, despite the fact that fewer than half the 1.8 million visitors who showed up for the historic first inaugural four years ago are expected. still, the president's private fundraising goal for the festivities is about the same as 2009. then, he raised $53 million from individual donations alone that were capped at $50,000 each. this year, the presidential inaugural committee plans to accept unlimited contributions from both individuals and corporations. the committee aims to raise $50 million. in comparison, the second inauguration of george w. bush raised over $42 million and took corporate donations of up to $250,000. late dollars we asked about criticism of how this event is being paid for this year. >> we are funding this event the same way as many civic events all around the country are fun
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
: welcome to hannity. earlier today president obama held the press conference of the first term nrk some respects a nearly perfect encapulation of what a reckless man he is. there are three points that we can take away from this. the first has to do with hypocrisy. obama blasted republican who's want to tie raising debt keeling to cutting spending. renz who do so, obama said they risk the full faith and credit of the united states and to do so is irresponsible. the consequences would be quote, a disaster, he made it sound like only an anarcihist would pose raising the debt keeling. >> what i will not do is have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. the threat unless we get our way, unless you gut medicare or medicaid or if otherwise slash things that the american people don't believe should be slashed, that we're going to threaten to wreck the entire economy. look. i -- i don't think anyone would consider my position unreasonable here, democrats don't like voting for the debt ceiling when there is a republican president. but you never saw a situation in which de
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama stepped into office, he faced a global financial crisis. when term number two begins, his next battle will be making sure another financial meltdown doesn't happen. alison kosik has more. >> reporter: the challenge, prevent another meltdown to the financial system. how? reform the way wall street does business. but the debate over wall street reform comes down to paperwork. regulation. president obama wants a lot of it. he says we need new rules and regulations put in place during his first term to hold wall street and the big banks accountable and protect consumer and the u.s. economy. >> after all we have been through, i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small businesswoman expand or the laid off construction worker keep his home. >> reporter: republicans in congress want to cut obama era and even bush era regulations which they dismiss as unnecessary red tape. two laws are at issue here. dodd-frank and sarbanes-oxley. dodd-frank is the signature financial reform of president obama's first term. it set up the consumer financial
KICU
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
conference of his first term, president obama told reporters the u.s. can't afford a drawn-out debate over raising the debt ceiling, which could reach its lmit in mid february. "raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up, and we need to pay them." president obama warns that if the debt limit is not raised or used as leverage by republicans, markets would go haywire, interest rates would rise, and checks to military veterans and people on social security would end. gop senate minority leader mitch mconnel reponded by saying, "the president and his allies need to get serious about spending, and the debt-limit debate is the perfect time for it." traders will get their first opportunity to react to comments at the market close yesterday by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. among the highlights, the fed chair says, the federal government is not out of ammunition, the fed's bond-buying program is not likely to lead to higher in
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am PST
. >> thank you. >>> the shape of president obama's second term administration became clearer today. lots of moving parts and some important not moving parts in today's news.
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
. only from progressive. relief package for the victims >>> next monday president obama will be sworn into office for his second presidential term, and we continue our look back at great inaugural moments. here is the first president who was born in the 20th century, john f. kennedy. >> let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans born in this century, tempered by war h disciplined by a hard and bitter feast, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the small undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. >> wow. later in that speech jfk said another of his most famous lines, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. it's a line he paraphrased from george stmplt john, the head master at his prep school. i learned that nugget while researching for my book, "jack kennedy, elusive hero." does that make a difference? search "cost of financial
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
obama held what will be his final press conference of his first term as president. and even though his opening statement was all about the debt ceiling, the first question he got from the press today was about guns. >> the vice president and number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the last month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders in this, including the nra. listened to proposals from all quarters, and they've presented me now with a list of sensible common sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at newtown doesn't happen again. i'm going to be meeting with the vice president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe. >> the president and his press conference today didn't announce this as if it were news, but this is news what he just said. remember,
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> the shape of president obama's second term
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
, andrea, and certainly a big part of president obama's second term agenda. >> jay carney has said it's going to be closer to the noon hour, so we're fwrafl for that. it will at least precede our program. all politics being local as tip o'neil would say. ruth, let's talk about the president's news conference yesterday because he said i am want negotiating. i'm not going to give house republicans anything for raising the debt ceiling. it's on them. if they want to take the heat for veterans benefits and social security benefits not getting to people, what game of chicken are we playing here? >> really high stakes game of chicken is what we're playing here. i had the occasion of going back and reading actually the president's first news conference after he became president, and he is talking then about his overtures to republicans and how he hopes he can create habits of good behavior. well, it's been four long years, and that was about the feistiest press conference spurred by nothing other than he just really wanted to send this signal once again. his message was i'm not backing do
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
servant and an employee of an organization that nothing happened. do you expect during the new obama term a different approach? we understand everything we do from here to washington could be , could backfire but in the context from the collective commitments to preserve the freedom of speech, fundamental principles of the separation of powers support, given the situation in venezuela, are you expecting something different for these new for years in the administration? >> he just articulated a question that i couldn't quite articulate that is precisely the one i was hoping. >> let me answer as blunt end quickly as a possible. the victim and the beneficiary of the growing irrelevance basically they've declined in stature and importance has sort of them less open to observation and criticism because it is becoming less and less relevant. i think it's difficult i honestly don't know how you turned the corner to make it -- i do think giving a much more -- to take the case without the commission to show me what we are working on as the next quarterly i think that could be a test case for demonst
CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
different solution, both short term and long term. frankly, president obama needs to start rolling up his sleeves and focusing on both instead of sitting over in the white house and kind of throwing out all the threats to everybody across the country and running around campaigning as if he's still running for office. you know, the election is over. president obama actually has to start governing and addressing the problems and frankly the spending problem is one of the biggest reasons right now why we're in this dilemma. >> you're still going full bore on the spending sequester? full bore, spending sequester? >> we need to address the spending problem in washington from many different fronts. that's one of those fronts. there are a lot of others. and again, president obama refuses to talk about any of them. he doesn't think we have a spending problem. well, then why is our nation hitting the credit card limit again? because the government is spending too much. we have to solve that problem. >> many thanks. appreciate it, sir. >> great being with you. >>> let's bring in our panel to ta
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
said whether they will stay on for another term. that's four possible nominees for president obama to answer critics who say there's a lack of diversity in the second-term choices. >> i'm very proud that in the first four years we had as diverse, if not more diverse, a white house and cabinet than any in history. i intent to continue that. i would suggest that everybody just wait until they have seen all my appointments, who's in the white house staff and who's in my cabinet before they rush to judgment. >>> the president has already nominated four people to cabinet posts. all of them are men. collectiont proves durable can be softer than ever. we can get for less and spread that softness even further. turns out, we can do even more than we thought we could. because this is the year of doing. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. roll out the new year with free whole home basic carpet installation on three rooms or more. we create easy to use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
>> rose: welcome to the program. tonight president obama's final press conference of his first term and an assessment by al hunt of bloomberg and majogarrett of cbs news. >> due it's a total fraud, shouldn't ext. pele fm al grespan to tim geithner to anyone who has looked at it, to paul krugman say it is a total fraud. it's a political device. so on that he's right. and on the substance, right now i think that obama, he may not have articulated as well as he could v but i think he is clearly indicated that if you are looking for more deficit reduction, a bigger deal, not a big deal, he's willing to go pretty far for a democrat on entitlements. >> i think the president is laying out some rather tough negotiating territory or maybe nonnegotiating territory ght now to see where republicans in congress are willing to do, and if they will budge a little bit. right now it seems like we are both testing whether each side intend toth budge. we've been through that process many times here in the obama presidenciment looks like another round as well. >> rose: and for most of this hour convers
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
in his first term to throw down the gauntlet, and after confusion, president obama set the record straight on the debt ceiling. >> now the other imposition is called the debt ceiling. something most americans had not heard of before two years ago. so i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> and of course republicans tried to trick americans into believing the debt ceiling was a blank check or magic credit card for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to spend to congress. the result is the money congress has already borrowed. president obama explained to the american people in congress how they're trying to do their actual jobs. >> these are bills that are racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to find compromise on how to pay our debts, americans should not be stopped from paying the b
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
everyone will want to capture. president obama swearing in for a second term and cell phone providers are gearing up for those coming with cameras and smartphones in hand. >> everybody wants to post pictures so that their family can see that they were here. people want to check the weather, people want to check how the transit system is doing and all of the capabilities through apps on their smartphones and tablets. >> the historic 1.8 million people who watched the first inauguration but hundreds of thousands will descend on the nation's capital on monday. if you're one in a throng of people here during the inauguration, try posting your photos on facebook and it may be slow going. >> you're going to experience slow data speeds because everybody is trying to do the same thing. they want to be able to talk, they want to be able to send their pictures and their text messages. >> cell phone providers are hoping to prevent service disruptions like four years ago. most people will likely be coming with more than one device. >> we have added capacity to existing cell sites and then we have add
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the government can spend only what it received in daily revenues each day. those revenues won't cover about 40% of government debt obligations for the month. the treasury would have to pick and choose between more than 100 million monthly payments to figure out which ones to cover. the only payment virtua
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> president obama lays out his second-term wish list when he delivers his inaugural address monday. deep promises made before his first term to see where he succeeded and came up short. we look back at lee of candidate, hen president obama's, most notable speeches. where he lays out the essential promises and pledges he was making for his first term. three speeches we chose are his announcement of his candidacy in february of 2007. nomination acceptance speech in 2008 and inaugural address in 2009. will was a lot of rhetorical cap talg spent on handful of subjects in all three speeches. for the most part, he did when he said he would do. at the top of the list, call for jobs, economic fairness and tax breaks for the working class. candidate obama laid out in his speech the following way. his speech at the dnc. >> i will -- listen now. i will cut taxes, cut taxes, for 95% of all working families because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes. >> those tax breaks were made permanent and this new year's day fiscal clif
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
guest one republic. >> obama held the final press coaches of the first term in office. talked pose i about the debt ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling will america will go into default and we might have to sell florida. say goodbye to nana and pop pop. >> chimpy up next. >> the morning news starts at 4:30 appreciate your time have a good night. a good night. >> good night "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight ellen degeneres. the bachelor sean lowe. and music from onerepublic. with cleto and the cletones. and now from this point on, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome. hi, i'm jimmy. i'm the host. thanks for watching. thank you for -- raising the arctic 50 degree weather to be here tonight in hollywood. very kind. i do appreciate
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 1:05am PST
republic. >> obama held the final press coaches of the first term in office. talked pose i about the debt ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling will america will go into default and we might have to sell florida. say goodbye to nana and pop pop. >> chimpy up next. >> the morning news starts at 4:30 appreciate your time have a good night. a good night. >> good night
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 9:00am PST
within the g.o.p. obama is preparing to prioritize immigration reform on his second term agenda, a move that would do as much to divide the gop as it would to score points among hispanic voters. it would threaten for engulf the gop with in a heated internal debate that would make the fiscal argument seem like child's play. do you think that's true? >> yeah. it's a debate that if one side wins could marginalize that party for generations to come because the fact is that when you see that 71% of almost 12 million voters the last elections, voted for one political party, and that group that voted 71% for one political party, is the fastest growing group in the country. already 50.5 million strong. 18 years of age equals voting age. if they think they can ignore the concerns of a large portion of this country or simply use words like am midwesty, i can't even deal with talking about it, then they'll got something coming. they may become the minority party for generations to come, and i'm not sure that any politician that sits down worrying about their future really thinks they want to be a
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
and he offered a solution for the president's dilemma on the debt ceiling. >> obama held the final press conference of the first term in office. he talked about the debt ceil saying if congress does not work with him to raise the debt ceiling america will be in default and we my have to sell florida. >> watch jimmy kimmel live weeknights right here on abc7 at the new time following abc7 news at 11 and "nightline" is on right after that. >> lebanese -- leave disneyland and the cracked crab >> welcome back on the 4th anniversary of "miracle on the hudson." "sully" sullenberger joins katie about the incredible emergency landing. >> of all people to be piloting that lane, thank goodness it was you. i get on a plane and i think, sully? anyone named sully on this plane. >> i appreciate that and when i travel as a passenger i have people recognize me and they say i feel better knowing you are here. >> i look for him in the cockpit, as well. that is katie at 3:00 p.m. right here on abc7. >> good show. >> 5:23. great mighting that day. amazing to see the pictures. >> now, outside, it is dar
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 11:35pm PST
helicopters -- holy -- >> these 3-d tvs are unbelievable. worth every penny. president obama held the final press conference of his first term in office this morning talking mostly about the debt ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling america will go into default on its loans and we might have to say good bye to florida. an economist named paul krugman is supportive of an idea as a stopgap. he is suggesting that the treasury mint a trillion dollar county and deposit it in the federal reserve which is how "the lord of the rings" starts, isn't it? i don't know if americans could be trusted with a trillion dollar coin. 100 billion bags of doritos comes down. the treasury will not mint a trillion dollar coin. that is a shame. wouldn't it be nice to mint up nine or ten and say we're even. get this crap you made out of here and leave us alone. thank you. this is a great video. this was shot at the u.s. military academy in west point. a cadet found a mouse in his dorm room and he released a it into the wild. >> you're free. go. get on out. good luck. >> how do y
CBS
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
than expected. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama used the last press conference of his first term to call out republicans who are threatening not to raise the debt limit. >> to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> reporter: republicans want drastic spending cuts in exchange for increasing the amount the government can borrow. but the president says he will not have the debt ceiling tied to the bills congress has already racked up. >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> reporter: the debt ceiling deadline is just one of three budget showdowns the white house and congress face in the coming months. house speaker john boehner said if laws do not tackle the debt and spending at the same time, it will cost americans jobs. in a statement, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said "the president and his allies need to get serious about spending." danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> military suicides
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
president obama prepares to begin his second term, "frontline" looks back at his first four years in office. the key moments and decisions that defined the president's first term are the subject of a one-hour documentary airing tonight called "inside obama's presidency." this excerpt explores the brutal economic conditions in the days following his 2008 victory celebration in chicago. >> if he had any idea that night how difficult this would be, the next day would prove it. >> so much for that election day euphoria. >> the economy has now lost 650,000 jobs just in the past three months. >> all eyes now on barack obama to turn it around. >> reporter: the cascade of bad news began with the economy. >> and fear swept through the markets. >> he had to start thinking about this the day after he was elected. >> this was the most event until and consequential presidential transition in american history. >> we were all worrieded about what we were seeing. we knew that the credit system was pretty quickly headed towards something that looked a lot like seizure. >> the president-elect was told
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
conference of his first presidential term, president obama went on offense warning republicans not to play politics with the debt ceiling. here is some of what he had to say. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money, every homeowner with a mortgage. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> well, the president has got to get past the debt ceiling in order to achieve his second term agenda, but how does he do it when some republicans are threatening shutdown? chuck todd and howard fineman. chuck, you know, i get the sense i was liste
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am EST
the u.s. credit rating isn't a hostage and at the final press conference of his first term monday president obama rejected any negotiations with republicans over the debt ceiling. >>> at the same time, fed chairman ben bernanke has been pressing the case for raising the debt ceiling. speaking at the university of michigan on monday, he warned the u.s. economy isn't out of the woods yet and is still at risk from political gridlock. >> raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills. it doesn't create new deficits. it doesn't create new spending. so not raising the debt ceiling is sort of like a family trying to improve its credit rating saying, oh, he know how we can save money. we won't pay our credit card bills. not the most effective way to improve your credit rating. >> we're getting strong words from fitch saying that any delay would prompt a formal u.s. ratings review. and that the congress and the discussions themselves are undermining the otherwise strong u.s. growth outlook. now, former obama admin
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
. president obama took on the single greatest threat to the global economy today, the republican party. the president used the final news conference of his first term to throw down the gauntlet. after years of deliberate confusion by republicans, president obama set the record straight on the debt ceiling. >> now, the other congressionally imposed deadline coming up is the so-called debt ceiling, something most americans hadn't even heard of before two years ago. so i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> and of course republicans tried to trick americans into believing the debt ceiling was a blank check or magic credit card for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to tax and spend to the congress, and the congress alone. our current deficit is the result of money congress has already borrowed. preside
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
obama held the last press conference of his first term this morning. most focus was on the battle over the nation's debt limit. the president warned in his opening are remarks that the failure to raise the debt sealing would threaten the u.s. economy. >> so we got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> rose: other topics included the ongoing debate on gun control, and the lack of diversity in the second term appointees. joining me from washington al hunt of bloomberg news and from the white house major garrett of cbs news. thank you. al better i start with you. characterize for me the president in temperament and in wo
CBS
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
united states. >> reporter: president obama used the last press conference of his first term to call out republicans who are threatening not to raise the debt limit. >> so to even entertain the idea of this happening of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> reporter: republicans want drastic spending cuts in exchange for increasing the amount the government can borrow but the president says he will not have the debt ceiling tied to the bills congress has already wrapped up. >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> reporter: the debt ceiling deadline is just one of three budget showdowns the white house and congress face in the coming months. house speaker john boehner said if lawmakers don't tackle the debt and spending at the same time it will cost jobs. in a statement, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said the president and his allies need to get serious about spending. president obama also addressed the possibility of new gun legislation. >> if there is a step we can
FOX Business
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
gerry willis. in less than a week president obama will be sworn in for his second term, but it is the last days of is first stern that are raising alarms from demanding republicans immediately raise the debt ceiling and lori about that pesky out of control spending later to considering as many 19 different gun-control measures that he could in force as he gears up for his comprehensive plan tomorrow. our president seems to think of himself like a king and said that our elected officials. joining me now, former adviser to president george w. bush. senior fellow at the cato institute. i will start with you. here is the president back in 2006 on the idea of raising the debt limit. he said, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of our leaders failing in the u.s. government cannot pay its own bills and i intend to oppose the effort to increase the debt limit to and here he is begging for the debt limit to be raised now that he is president. >> i think that he was right several years ago when he talked about the size of fiscal irresponsibility, but
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
"special report." >> this is "the fox report." tonight president obama holds the last news conference of his term and fights about raising the nation's debt ceiling and the effort to stop mass murderers in america. >> my point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. >> one month after the shooting at newtown it is time to come up with action. >> we to have answers. >> he will announce his specific plan within days. the possible gun proposals and could they actually become law? plus the lance armstrong interview. he's denied he doped for years. >> sick and tired of these allegations. they are absolutely untrue. >> the support gave him the boot. >> lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> now and for the first time lance armstrong says he's opening up about what really happened. >>> and hundreds of people hunting giant snakes. >> the species of the day is ber mes python. >> i have a machete and side arm. >> man verses python in the florida everglades. >> breaking news with lance armstrong. first president obama still supports an assault weapons ban. he admits it may not make it
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
obama used the last news conference of his first term to issue an ultimatum to congressional republicans, raise the debt ceiling. but house republicans have been equally adamant they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the president first agrees to major spending cuts. >> i think the real issue here is, we all know, is spending. >> reporter: the president insists this is not even a subject for negotiation. >> the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> reporter: stakes are higher than they were during the new year's eve showdown over the fiscal cliff. if an agreement isn't reached, the federal government faces default on its debt and a partial shutdown. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops. >> reporter: some have suggested president obama would have better luck with the republicans if he socialized with them. the president said that probably wouldn't make much of a difference, but he wouldn
KRON
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
shock to everyone periods >> with that said if people do not understand that obama is talking that you have to pay your bill before you leave for dinner. we are starting to talk about it in human terms. i do like this. we do have another fiscal cliff issue in about another 30 days. >> and dale is going through problems with pcs. everyone is going after tablets now. computers are not selling well. nothing in the pc environment is doing well. dale should go private. this will be a very big deal for them. michael dell will have to kick in his 15%. he started this company and his college rowing. people stated that he cannot do it but he did. but the old and desktops are not just as effective as they used to be. dell does get 50% of their revenue in foreign markets. >> mike zuckerberg irk this his moment to become steve jobs. what is it going to be? >> we don't know if this point to be a phone or not. this is very intriguing. the only time that we have seen marked zuckerberg irk was when his company was humiliated. ever since then he has been met. i do not mean that in a better way peppery
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
in washington, house republicans are now reacting to some tough words from president obama at his last news conference of the first term which took place yesterday morning. it was long one. republicans have only two options in the battle over raising the nation's borrowing limit. here is what he said. >> they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. martha: hmmm. there you go. iowa republican congressman steve king joins me now. so those are your two options. you can either crash the american economy or you can raise the debt limit or refuse to raise the debt limit. what do you pick, congressman king? >> isn't that masterful political rhetoric coming from the president? if you listen to him talk, there is a little pause in his selection of words there, you it is choreographed and carefully chosen but the american people will be able to see
Current
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
trying to use this chance to force the democrats into serious long-term spending cuts but obama insists this is about paying the bills congress has already racked up. more bill up next. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. >> announcer: broad broadcasting across the nation and on tv on current tv. >> bill: breaking news, clarence thomas has spoken. for the first time in seven years. at the supreme court. clarence thomas uttered maybe three words. maybe four. nobody is sure what he said. but he did show signs of life. oh, my god. what do you say? good morning everybody. with that bit of astounding news, we start off the "full court press" this tuesday morning, january 15. great to see you today. welcome, welcome welcome to the program. good to have you with us. look forward to hearing from you by phone at 1-866-55-press. or on twitter at bpshow. your comment always welcome there. comments as well. welcome on facebook. if you follow us on facebook, it is facebook.com/billp
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
what to put in the ranson note, he wouldn't even read it. >> president obama used the final press conference of the first time. >> the last press conference in the first term. >> to draw the line on the debt compromises. >> raising the ceiling doesn't authorize more spending. >> the president clearly came out putting it on the republicans. >> republicans in congress have two choices here, they can act responsibly. >> this is such a recipe for disaster for the republican party. >> or they can act irresponsibly, they better choose quickly. >> frankly all republicans have to bargain with. >> yes, they are, yes, they are. >> they're holding us hostage. >> are we heading to a shutdown. >> this could be a financial disaster. not only for our country, but for the world. >> social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. >> i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> ironically would probably increase our deficit. it is absurd. >> the president won't back down on the debt ceiling or on gun safety. >> the pressing issue of gun reform. >> exactly one month af
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
." ♪ ♪ >> dana: earlier today, president obama held the final press conference of his first term in the east room of the white house. the main attraction, our old friend the debt ceiling. they could default on the debt, unless the debt ceiling is raised. republicans want the president to cut spending before they i gree on a deal. but the president at no time seem eager for compromise. listen. >> we have to stop lurking from crisis to crisis to crisis. when there is a clear pass that requires discipline, responsibility and compromise. >> dana: yet, he showed little willingness to do so. >> i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce the deficit, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have racked up. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with gun at the head of the people. >> dana: interesting choice of words to describe that. eric, you talked about not wanting the country to lurch from crisis to crisis. most americans would agree and want washington to fix fundamental problems. why do we have
Current
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
have put it far better than i did. it is absolutely vital, especially in a second term strategically, politically, morally, pragmatically that he president obama, pick this fight. this certainly compounds the view that the republican party and its operatives are in the pocket of an unreasonable uncompromising national rifle association. so it's a good fight to pick and my only point was i think sometimes there's a self marginalization, because i think this is an all-american question that is worth though fight. >> jennifer: i totally get that. point well-taken on that. there are two conversations, i'm guessing, that go on inside of the white house in the inner circle. one is do you pick this fight and lose and are you weakened for other agenda items down the road? and the second one is how much political capital do you spend on this fight, if this is the first fight out of the barrel? do you know what i'm saying. >> yes. i think there are three big fights moving forward. if one believes the president was so horrified and moved and angered at what happened in nowtown, an
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